EFCC Arrests Ecobank Staffer, PoS Agent For Currency Racketeering

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Nnamdi Chukwu 

OPERATIVES of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a staff member of Ecobank Plc, Soberechukwu Inya Ewa and a Point of Sales (PoS) cashier, Azubuike Mamwu Obasi for allegedly selling new Naira notes to customers for commercial purposes.

The suspects were arrested in the early hours of Friday,15 February 2024, at Ecobank, Rumuobiakani and Maddox Night Club, New Government Reservation Area, GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Preliminary investigation showed that Ewa, a banker, allegedly specialises in selling new Naira notes of different denominations to PoS cashiers for commercial purposes while Obasi was caught engaging in currency racketeering by charging fees for new Naira notes. He was arrested while in possession of Five Hundred and Fifty-Four Thousand, Six Hundred Naira (N554,600.00)

The two suspects would soon be charged in court, according to the anti-graft agency.  

 

Eighteen-Eleven Media 

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